those were the days my friend

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those were the days my friend

Check out "Composers and their Working Methods" (from page 3 on) for a most civilised, thoughtful, respectful discussion, made possible by a mutually agreed digression allowed to run to its amicable conclusion.

It couldn't happen now perhaps, but there were some great discussions back then.  And it's not that long ago.  Feels like another era to me.

 

Vic.

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Another thread heading for an abrupt oblivion........

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janeeliotgardiner wrote:

Another thread heading for an abrupt oblivion........

Though no one will see the context for this now, I would still like to say how much I enjoy your writing style Jane.  Novelist? Poet? Or just a great English teacher or two?

Vic.

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janeeliotgardiner wrote:

Another thread heading for an abrupt oblivion........

What happened to the rest of your message? Have you been censored?

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But you were right: the mods did actively contribute to threads when they were trying to get the forum up and running.

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The kind of moderation we are now seeing is far preferable to the spiteful and destructive atmosphere it has eliminated.  There is a price to pay, of course, but the point of my first post above was to suggest that exchanges like those referred to, while forcefully argued, were civilised.  We just have to tread carefully. 

Vic.

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Nostalgic, Vic? I'm afraid you are the...incorrigible (within this context)...and, somehow preoccupied with this kind of "civilised digression". This whole thread is a digression (like so many of this nature already removed), but I guess it will be a great victory for you at least, if the mods allow it to "fly".

Good luck!

Parla

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Thus saith the Lord.....

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VicJayL wrote:

...the spiteful and destructive atmosphere it has eliminated.

Is it eliminated? Recent evidence suggests not.

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This cannot be a digression Parla because it is the subject of the thread.

I am sorry for your tone here because I thought we had moved on recently.

My point in referring to the past example was to show how we, particularly you and I, conducted that exchange in a positive and friendly way.  Hence my slight surprise at how you are taking this.

I believe you are being a little too defensive here.  If you do not wish to follow up on a digression, no one is compelling you to do so.  However, if you do so choose, the atmosphere here is now more conducive to friendly exchanges.

Effective moderation will now prevent abuses, I am sure.

Vic.

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Vic, I call the whole thread (including the subject) as a digression, since it has nothing to do with the Classical Music itself, we are supposed to discuss in this forum.

Exactly because "we have moved on recently", it was a (slight) surprise that you go back to the past to justify, if not glorify, "mutually agreed" (really?) digressions, because they have been done "in a positive and friendly way". Allow me to have my doubts about that (I don't think Guillaume, Arbutus or Mark and the multitude of the silent posters who read this digression share your excitement, let alone your nostalgia).

In any case, my intervention was along the line of Jane's warning. Recently, quite a few "digression threads" have been removed. When, in another thread, I wrote "I told you so" about a similar removed thread of yours, you promised that this would be "our" last word on this sort of matter. Apparently, you changed your mind and the tone (and with a subtle, nostalgic subject), here we are again.

I believe we had recently (mostly thanks to Chris) some good focus on Classical Music threads blossoming quite well. Do we really need this kind of retrospective digressing thread, after all has happened?

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